Our Spanish Saffron is pure, select Mancha grade. Saffron comes from the dried stigmas of the Crocus flower. It is the most expensive spice in the world due to its harvesting process. Saffron has been used to both flavor, and color food since ancient times. It's flavor is difficult to describe, it has a slightly bitter, musky taste. Use Saffron in rice dishes--a pinch adds brilliant color, aroma and flavor. It also goes well with poultry, vegetables, and desserts. It is best to add Saffron early on in cooking so its flavor can infuse into the other ingredients.
To re-hydrate, soak in a tablespoon of water for 10 minutes before adding to pan.